Today, US Rep Ron DeSantis announced to Historic City News reporters in St Johns County that he is joining the bi-partisan “Fix Congress Now Caucus” in an effort to clean up the way lawmakers in Washington do business.
Our freshman congressman told reporters that he will co-sponsor “No Budget, No Pay” legislation; citing the inability of the Senate to pass a budget in over 1350 days.
“Congress is in a state of disarray and the institution has become unpopular for making flimsy attempts at patching long-term problems with quick fixes,” DeSantis said. “This chaos inspired me to join the Fix Congress Now Caucus.”
During his campaign for office, DeSantis, who lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, explained to reporters that he believes the Congress needs to hold itself accountable to the people — delivering a budget, on time, is one step towards that accountability.
Fix Congress Now Co-Founder Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA) made the following statement, “When I came to office, I came knowing full well that Washington was broken, and it needed to be fixed. I am delighted that my new colleague came here with that same attitude and I am pleased to welcome him as the newest member of the Fix Congress Now Caucus.”
DeSantis is the first new member of the 113th Congress to join the 10-member coalition behind the “No Budget, No Pay Act” — a measure requiring Congress to pass a budget by October 1 every year or else not get paid.
Rep. DeSantis stated, “This dereliction of duty has not only jeopardized our nation’s financial future, but has led to the accumulation of trillions of dollars of debt.”